Forsake Pilot Boot

Priced: $95.96 - $120.00 Rated:   - 5 stars out of 5 by 17 reviews.
Forsake Pilot Boot
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The streets are slushy and happy hour is calling. You've got three options—dodge puddles like a wuss, stay home and drink by yourself (more like sad hour), or man up and own the wet sidewalk with the Forsake Pilot Boot. The Pilot's waterproof and breathable membrane means you won't get wet feet when you're walking through the slop, while the full-grain leather, nubuck, and Cordura upper keeps you looking so fresh that no one will ever suspect you're wearing a tough-guy boot. Throw in a rugged, grippy outsole and comfortable dual-density EVA midsole, and the Pilot will keep you feeling dry and looking fly all winter long.


  • Waterproof, breathable membranes in the full-grain leather/nubuck/Cordura® nylon uppers keep you dry and comfortable in adverse weather


  • Composite shanks, rugged outsoles and dual-density EVA midsoles provide traction and stability on sketchy surfaces

Traction and Grip:

  • Rugged outsole grips in slippery conditions


  • Full-grain leather, nubuck, and Cordura upper


  • Forsake Pilot boots have gusseted tongues to keep moisture from seeping in

Let's be honest, you hate winter camping and you've certainly never been to Everest Base Camp. But that doesn't mean you won't benefit from the performance of the waterproof Forsake Pilot boots.


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Footwear closure:Lace-up
Footwear height:Over-the-ankle
Lining:Waterproof breathable membrane/nylon mesh
Midsole:Dual-density EVA
Support:Composite stability shank
Upper:Full-grain leather/nubuck leather/Cordura nylon

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Forsake Pilot Boot Reviews:


Fly and Dry

I just received my Pilots in the mail and absolutely could not be more stoked. In the past you had to had to decide between form and function when choosing footwear. There is no longer a need to compromise thanks to these stylish and totally rock solid boots.

I still have hiking boots from 2002 because I simply could not stand to break another pair in. So, was totally expecting these to be stiff out of the box. This could not be further from the truth- these babies feel better on day 1 than my suede skate shoes after 2 weeks.

I realize that this is REI so my next statement might be controversial, but some people want all the benefits of hiking boots without looking like they just emerged from the Appalachian trail. I'm counting down the days until I can rock these things up in Tahoe- both while digging out my car and chilling at the bar.
dansizzle at REI on 08/08/2013

These rock solid shoes can walk the walk

I wore these every day of a week long trip to Yosemite and could not have been happier with their performance. I wore them on the 16.5 mile hike to the top of Half Dome and they killed it. No blisters and they felt solid underfoot on both the granite and dry, sandy soil. I got lots of compliments from people wearing traditional hiking boots too - they definitely look different than what you see on the trails (read: better). They also look good enough to wear them wine tasting in Sonoma a few days later which I would never do in my Merrells. These shoes look great and perform even better. I'm stoked!
tfinder at REI on 09/09/2013

The perfect shoes for Oregonians

I describe my shoes to my friends who ask about them as a waterproof urban hiking shoe that looks like a skate shoe. Which to my understanding is what Forsake was going for with them. Being an Oregonian where it rains just about all year, having a waterproof shoe is perfect. I have not gotten nearly as many compliments on a pair of kicks as I have with these. The only thing that I would ask for is for them to have a wide option, which they said they would but that it would take a few seasons. Either way, I'm stoked to rock these kicks and to help spread their brand.
indianajons at REI on 01/01/2014

Great mix of style and performance

I backed these guys on Kickstarter so I've had my Forsake Pilots for a week or two now. They are great shoes -- they do the job hiking but look equally as good on the street with a pair of jeans where I'd never consider wearing my old hiking boots. I haven't had a chance to test the waterproof capabilities in the real world yet, but they definitely stood up to the test in my bathtub! I love seeing a brand go from concept to the shelves of the biggest outdoor retailer in the country, so I'm glad they're available at REI now!
BrooksGSU at REI on 08/08/2013

I own two pairs (the Pilot and Thurston) and I couldn't be happier with my purchases. The shoes are a unique combination of style and durability that make them the perfect match for the trendy outdoors-men. Whether I plan on taking a grueling trek through the Adirondacks for days at a time or am meeting up with a couple of friends at a hip bar in Boston, these shoes fit the occasion. These shoes really are everything they are marketed to be...

Topher at on 10/03/2013

Awesome kicks, and stylish to boot

Recently got my Forsakes through their Kickstarter project. Extremely happy with the product and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a shoe that combines functionality with style.

- Full waterproof and durable, so you can wear them through the rain and snow and not worry about them falling apart.
- Stylish. You no longer have to wear an ugly pair of hiking boots to keep your feet dry. These things rock!
hikerdude at REI on 08/08/2013

I bought a pair of Forsakes (the Thurston) from Kickstarter with the intention of using them as a hiking boot. Indeed they are well built and seem durable (haven't had a chance to put them through the wringer yet), but they've gotten more use as everyday shoes than as outdoor gear! They look good with a pair of jeans and a button down. They are my go-to shoe.

bkap545649 at on 10/15/2013

Great Boot

I got the boots from the Kickstarter campaign and they are working out great. Size is absolutely perfect - much truer than most major manufacturers.

I took them out for a solid hike a couple of days ago and the performance was excellent. Don't be fooled by the sytlish good looks, this is a serious shoe.
LEF at REI on 08/08/2013

Been waiting to throw down for the perfect shoe that's stylish, comfortable, and functional. These shoes carry a lot of swagger given their lightweight, cushioned feel, gnarly outsole, and two-tone leather color scheme. Definitely looking at getting a second pair of the first generation while they are still available.

John Coker at on 10/03/2013

I bought these for my man. I wanted something stylie that was also quite functional and these fit the bill. He says they are very comfortable, waterproof, seem to be well made, come with two sets of laces, and are generally really nice looking.

julie culbertson at on 12/08/2013